Video games often get a bad rap. They’re addictive time wasters. They encourage sedentary behaviour. They’re not good for brain development. They encourage violence.
While it’s true that a small number of children or teens might have compulsive behaviour with video games, in general, a little bit of gaming doesn’t hurt — and in fact, it can have many positive benefits for kids and teens. This recent story details many ways that video games’ bad reputations are unearned. It also talks about many of the ways that video games can help foster positive qualities in children.
Here are some ways to ensure that video gaming in your home can be a positive, fulfilling and non-frustrating experience.